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Location: Boston Area
Bikes: Univega Gran Turismo, Guerciotti, Bridgestone MB2, Bike Friday New World Tourist, Serotta Ti
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You're welcome. I was being a little flippant, but it is pretty simple
Do you like unsprung saddles? If so then it's B-17 vs B-17 Champion Special. The Champion Special is definitely cooler looking with the big copper rivets. If you've got money to burn then the Champion Special with titanium rails will shave some ounces.
Do you like sprung saddles? If so then it's Champion Flyer vs Champion Flyer Special
The Wallingford Bicycle Parts
page will give you all the info you could want on all the Brooks models.
I wasn't kidding about the color. The honey looks very nice out of the box, and ages to a darker brown.
Speedo (B-17 Champion Special (Honey))
P.S. Have fun in the Himalayas!